"Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements." - Mayo Clinic
Tai Chi for Wellness
Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance. It can be learned at any age from, 10 - 90 at any level of fitness.
Tai Chi as a Martial Art
Tai Chi is now mainly taught for health, but the form can also be taught as the original martial art created for self-defense (image: Dr. Yang of YMAA).
Tai Chi for Moving Meditation
Tai Chi is a meditative practice and once learned can be incorporated into your personal disicipline as moving meditation.
“Tai chi is often described as 'meditation in motion,' but it might well be called 'medication in motion.' There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.
- Harvard Health Publishing